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Louth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 June 2015

I spent two nights at this well maintained and welcoming hostel. Babs, who was managing the place whilst I stayed there, was friendly, and the dorms, kitchen and lounge were all clean and welcoming. Helmsdale is a very small but attractive fishing village and the Hostel sits on the hill above the village centre. It was excellent value for money.

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2Thank Nelbertino
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 September 2014

This hostel in one of the few in the far north of Scotland and therefore in a very convenient location. The rooms are well-presented and very clean and quite a good value for money as you get a smaller room (sleeping four) with its own bathroom for the price you would normally pay for a dormitory bed. This was perfect...

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2Thank Dagmar B
London
Reviewed 2 September 2014

Touring the Scottish Highlands on my motorcycle I needed to find a hostel that located within easy reach of my daily destinations. Finding Irene's fantastic Helmsdale Hostel enroute to the far North-East tip of Scotland was a real bonus. On my arrival Irene made every effort to welcome me - opening the garden gates to allow easy access for my...

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2Thank Gordon S
Lanarkshire Scotland
Reviewed 17 August 2014

Where to begin, this was my first time staying in a hostel,we had a lovely welcome from babs, she showed us around and let us know we could help our selfs to tea,coffee and there was milk in the fridge. Off to a great start , I shared a room with my husband and our two friends, we had our...

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1Thank GraceL996
North Berwick, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 July 2014

Small hostel with friendly (stand in) staff on our visit. Would have preferred double family room opposite, but too late booking and this had already been reserved. We had double bunk room en suite room to ourselves for £50. Communal area v pleasant.

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2Thank dianajanebell
Reviewed 23 July 2014 via mobile

What a find. Arrived in Helmsdale unsure where to stay and was directed here by a local. Wonderfully spacious lounge / kitchen area. No TV but frankly who cares...? Radio playing made forva relaxing ambience. Very warm welcome.

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1Thank Andy C
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 July 2014

Enjoyed an excellent week at the comfortable well run hostel in Helmsdale. Irene the warden couldn't have been more helpful and Molly the collie was a real star. Hope Irene has a good cycle run from San Francisco to Mexico in November !

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1Thank MikeWe
Reviewed 5 June 2014

Everything a backpackers should be. Can't be faulted. Please be aware that there is no ordinary oven to cook a pizza etc.Just a microwave, However the owner, Irene cooked it for me in her kitchen. A very nice touch and a very friendly person. 10 ourt of 10 any day

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1Thank Gary G
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 May 2014

Stayed at the hostel last week in May. Place was great, clean and the log fire was braw! Irene and Molly make you feel right at home...the tea, coffee and milk is a sweet touch on your arrival. Will def stay here again.

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1Thank Jim J
Oldham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 August 2013

Excellent! Clean, tidy, friendly staff. Perfect! There is a nice large social room with kitchen and sofas. Also a log fire although not required during my stay. It is was you would probably expect from a traditional hostel and was perfect for my two night stay. It is on the A9 but it is very quiet this far north. Helmsdale...

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Address: Stafford Street, Helmsdale KW8 6JR, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Caithness and Sutherland > Helmsdale
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Helmsdale Hostel Scotland
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“Chose purely on bed combination desired.”
 of 5 bubbles dianajanebell, 29 Jul 2014 | Read review
“The walls of the en suite rooms are thin, so be quiet!”
 of 5 bubbles evrynameistaken, 16 Jun 2013 | Read review
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